Chris Moose Hand Victor on Muddy Wheeling Oval: Completes Double for Green; Opening Number to Budworth, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


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jChris Moose Handy Victor On Muddy Wheeling Oval Completes Double for Green; Opening Number to Budworth By J. J. HAIIN WHEELING DOWNS, Wheeling, W. Va., May 5. — The Keystone Stables Chris Moose, a three-year-old gelded son of Bull Moose — Diavolater who was making the first start of his racing career, took to the muddy track here this afternoon and won a handy victory in the 6Y2 furlongs fifth race under the guidance of Arthur Green, who was scoring his second victory on the program, previously riding the even-money chance, Budworth, in the opening number, another dash at GV2 furlongs. The Keystone Stable representative defeated H. J. Hilliard Sr.s Night Prince by three and one-half lengths, while the odds-on favorite. Scare Cat, who raced in the interests of Mrs. eBtty B. Casey, was a badly beaten third. Miss Mattie. Sam What Am, Jet Minx and Grecian Valley were the only other starters and finished in that order. Jet Minx beat her field to the first turn and, after traversing the. first quarter, was three lengths in advance of the ultimate winner, but rounding the clubhouse turn, Chris Moose went around the early leader » ,*?*£.toj«;n*and. "barege Filty-Three | Chris Moose Handy Victor On Muddy Wheeling Oval Completes Double for Green; Opening Number to Budworth .Continued from Page Eight arid quickly closed the gap. Before reaching the first half, he attempted to bolt, but, despite his swinging extremely wide, went to the front and, after disposing of Jet, Minx, easily held safe Night Prince, who moved three lengths" of the winner an eighth from the finish. Budworth and Destiho Son. put up a stirring battle all the way and .it was not until the last nod that Budworth outfin-ished his rival to win by a nose. Ship to Shore was* tnii-d." The winner paid . Stakepoint and Thomas ONeil was the. winning combination in the second. Stake--point made each post a winning one and copped his heat by more than five lengths from Our Henry. Bunny Lea finished third. The winner paid .60 and fans who coupled Stakepoint with Budworth in the Daily Double drew down 9.40. Roy Cave drove home Silver Spur to win the third over Lender and Gwyneth, while Ambushed, came from far out of it to get up in the last strides to defeat San Four, Wee Fox and three others. Tight Player, one" of the favored_ ones, reared in the starting gate, was injured and ordered declared by, the track veterinarian at the starting gate. The weather was rainy, but approximately 2,300 fans braved the elements.

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